When You Need Foundation Repair

Posted October 10, 2023, under Blog

The foundation of your home is arguably the most important aspect of the structure. Over time, it can degrade and sustain damage, especially if older building methods were used or shoddy workmanship was done.

If the foundation has been neglected, oftentimes total foundation replacement is needed to maintain the structural integrity of the home.

Foundation Damage Warning Signs:

If your home foundation has sustained damage, typically one or more of these signs will be present:

• Cracks in the bricks or drywall.
• Bowing walls.
• Walls separating from the house.
• Doors and windows that stick.
• Sloped, uneven, or sagging floors.

Luckily, when foundation damage is caught early, there are a number of corrective foundation repair methods that can be used to remedy the problem.

The best way to assure your home’s foundation is in good health is to have it routinely inspected and carry out any maintenance or repairs necessary.

What Causes Foundation Damage:

There are a number of factors that can contribute to foundation damage, but the most likely culprit tends to be water. This can be from excessive moisture, to the soil swelling (from too much water), or shrinking (from too little water), causing your foundation to shift and settle at an uneven rate.

Your home may be more susceptible to foundation damage if:

• It was built on expansive clay.
• The soil was improperly compacted.
• The foundation has poor drainage around it.
• You live in an area with extreme seasons.
• You’ve suffered a plumbing leak below your home.
• A natural disaster has occurred, such as an earthquake or flood.

We recommend having your home routinely inspected by a foundation specialist to ensure that the foundation is operating without issue.

When a foundation shifts or degrades, this can vastly impact the value of your home and even render it unsafe for those who reside there.

If you think your home may be in need of foundation repair, foundation replacement, or earthquake retrofitting contact Julian Construction today and we will send one of our foundation specialists out to conduct a free, thorough inspection with a quote for repair.

We have extensive experience serving our Los Angeles community and nearby regions. In fact, Julian Construction has inspected over 30,000 structures in the area! Give us a call at (323) 733-3377 to schedule your free inspection or complete the inspection request form.

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